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Water Garden

"In our busy, stressful lives, a restorative garden offers glimpses of a butterfly, a tree, a waterfall as a way to reconnect to our nature." - Hoichi Kurisu

For natural treatment systems to function, oxygen must mix into the water. At Fernhill, freshly aerated water tumbles to Fernhill Lake through a water garden of artfully placed boudlers, pine trees and graceful arched bridges.

Hoichi Kurisu, Oregon landscape architect acclaimed for creating healing gardens, designed the water features, arched bridges and garden areas for beauty and solace. To achieve the desired impact, he selected 1,500 tons of boulders from a local quarry to complement 30-year-old contorted pines that he had grown.  These were precisely positioned. Two bridges, constructed of Douglas fir, complete the effect.